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Kraz And Taz: A Look At Eric Krasno and Brandon Niederauer’s Greatest Collaborations

As part of Live For Live Music’s Baker’s Dozen Late Nights series, the Eric Krasno Band will perform a special post-Phish concert at The Cutting Room on Friday, August 4th, with the Brandon Niederauer “TAZ” Band.

Eric Krasno, guitarist for Lettuce and Soulive, is currently focusing on his solo career with the EKB, writing songs and performing them on the road with a choice selection of band members. It’s a refreshing perspective for fans, who are used to seeing Krasno shred with the likes of Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, and members of the Grateful Dead, to see him step up to the microphone and sing original songs.

Similarly following in his footsteps is young Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, who was discovered by Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks, mentored by Col. Bruce Hampton, and has been cutting his teeth the past two years as one of the stars of the smash hit Broadway production School of Rock. With his role in the musical now at an end, and with high school right around the corner, Taz has spent the last several months focusing on his own band.

Kraz and Taz go as far back as when the young guitarist went on Jam Cruise for the first time in 2014 when Niederauer was ten years old. The two have shared the stage for years since, staying true to a teacher/student relationship. With both of them residing in New York, and playing at various of the same music festivals, Kraz and Taz have spent several highlighting moments together. See below for some of our favorite videos of Kraz and Taz.

Lettuce + Taz – “Ziggowatt” – Jam Cruise 1/8/2014

Warren Haynes, Taz, Eric Krasno, Alicia Chakour, George Porter Jr.,Karl Denson and Ivan Neville – “Soulshine”  – Jam Cruise 2014:

Soulive + Taz – “Just Kissed My Baby” @ Brooklyn Bowl – Bowlive 6 – 3/20/15

Soulive + Taz – “Manic Depression” @ Bear Creek 2014

Lettuce + Nigel Hall + Taz – “Move On Up” – Bear Creek 2014

Eric Krasno Band + Taz – “Manic Depression” – Brooklyn Bowl 7/7/16

Don’t miss out on the “Kraz & Taz” show on August 4th with the Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band and The Eric Krasno Band, after Phish plays the final Friday of their Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden. For more information on the show, head here.

SHOW DETAILS
Who: KRAZ & TAZ – The Eric Krasno Band w/ The Brandon Niederauer “TAZ” Band
Where: The Cutting Room
When: Friday, August 4th, 2017
Doors: 11:30pm doors, show at 12:00am (technically early morning 8/5)
Tickets: $20 advance / $25 day of show
Purchase tix here: http://bit.ly/2pPwoeu